The Myth of Multitasking

Studies show that people who multitask are less effective at their work compared to those who focus on one task at a time.

Research also indicates that distractions take up almost two hours a day for most employees, most of whom only spend 11 minutes working on a project before they become distracted by something else, after which it takes them at least 11 minutes to again focus on their original project.

So, in addition to affecting you at a personal level, distractions also have an adverse impact on your daily business targets.

Why do we get so distracted? Well, aside from the distractions created by others, most of us become distracted by thinking about the past, the futureā€¦ any time but the present. Also, we get distracted by phone calls and want to check emails, social media, or news.

Share this post on social media

leave a comment